UNC Basketball Alumni: Cam Johnson, Suns go 8-0 but fall short of playoffs

Former UNC Basketball standout Cameron Johnson was a big part of the reason why the Phoenix Suns went 8-0 in the NBA Bubble

The stage was set, and the Phoenix Suns going 8-0 in bubble play did their job at hopes for a chance to play in the playoffs, but just fell short after the Portland Trailblazers won by one point off a game winning miss from Brooklyn Nets Caris LeVert. Phoenix did all they could in the bubble, going 8-0, the only team to go undefeated.

Despite the tough loss for the Suns they put the entire NBA on notice and their cinderella story will always be remembered as the team no one thought had a shot that came down to a missed shot that wasn’t from them.

Head coach Monty Williams was impressed with his team’s performance, giving them all the credit for the run. If anything, the Suns learned a lot about their team in this bubble rub and can build on it for next season.

Among those bright spots for the Suns was former UNC Basketball standout Cameron Johnson. 

The forward didn’t miss when it came to proving he was truly worth a lottery draft pick playing like a vet and even became the fastest player in franchise history to reach 100 made threes for his career.  Johnson soon became an ideal starting piece for the Suns with his lock down defense, and his sharp shooting threes. He finished his rookie season averaging 8.8 points while shooting 43 percent from the field and 39 percent from three.

The Suns came to the bubble and shined with an impressive 8-0 record. The Suns might’ve not accomplished the goal at hand, but their flame was surely felt. New fans were made, and players and media can see just how bright the future is with the Suns.

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